his father was David Griffith of Blowty in Llŷn, who was Independent minister of Tal-y-sarn (1814-30), afterwards shopkeeper at Bethesda till 1840, and then minister at Ruabon (Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru, iii, 228, iv, 30); he died in 1843. Walter Griffith was b. in August 1819, and apprenticed to a shopkeeper at Bethesda. Removing to Manchester as assistant to a hatter, he was drawn into the anti-corn-law movement, and was appointed lecturer in North Wales for the anti-corn-law league. He held meetings in the North Wales counties, wrote on free trade in Y Dysgedydd, and in 1840 published a pamphlet, Treth y Bara. He died at Abergele [ ? Conway ] in 1846. Under the pseudonym Gwallter Bach he produced a good deal of verse.
Published date: 1959
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